• Career Connection: Jul 7-19, 2013
  • 2013 Yosemite-WildLink Bridge
  • Yosemite National Park

Six WildLink alumni from all over the state of California came together for two weeks of learning what it is like to live and work in a national park. They met over 30 professionals who work for the National Park Service, Delaware North Companies, NatureBridge, the Balanced Rock Foundation, and Yosemite Conservancy. In addition to learning about their jobs, students had an opportunity to participate in scientific research, hands-on volunteer work, resume building, and local recreational opportunities, such as a community barbecue and rock climbing.

Here are a few of the many highlights!

Shelton Engages Amy

Interpretive Ranger Shelton engages Amy in a spirited discussion.

Heather and Group

Volunteer Program Manager Heather Boothe with the group.

Cross Cutting

Rebekah and Gisell practice their cross-cut saw skills.

Kristin and Group

Yosemite National Park Videographer Kristin Ramsey teaches the group about photo composition.

Hug A Sequoia

Getting up close and personal with a giant sequoia on a walk with the Education Branch.

Group Sifting

Working to extract artifacts with archaeologists and a member of the local native tribe.

Shaq and Crew

An alumnus from last year's Yosemite-WildLink Bridge program, Shaq, gives his two-cents on what it is like to be an intern in the park.

Trail Work

Helping the restoration crew maintain a trail.

Wilderness Patrol Look Out

Stunning views from the one-night wilderness patrol to Cathedral Lakes.

YC Bookstore

Typically, all participants receive a generous credit to the Yosemite Conservancy bookstore so they can continue their studies (and take home a souvenir or two).

Group Fun

It's definitely not all work.

Sunrise at Tunnel View

The tradition continues: up early on the last morning for sunrise at Tunnel View.

WildLink is a proud partner of the National Park Service, National Forest Service, and Nature Bridge.